Wasatch Quad Plus 4-Port Ethernet Controller with Power Distribution and a 4-Port Differential Connection that both run on WLED and can receive light show data from xLights
This is an ESP32-based dual Ethernet and WiFi controller to control 4 LED pixel strings and/or strips directly plus 4 LED pixel strings and/or strips remotely via a differential connection and an additional differential receiver. This controller has built-in power distribution with standard Phoenix connectors for convenience in hooking up your LED strings or strips.
Currently this is only a 12V version (Note the voltage regulator and capacitor are rated to 25V, so you can use the 12V version with 24V pixels. It recommended you use place a small heat sink on the voltage regulator with 24V pixels.) The data signal sent to a remote differential receiver can be sent to either 5V or 12V pixels depending on how your differential receiver is configured.
What is it?
This is a controller for WS2812, WS2811, WS2815 and various other protocol LED pixels. It uses an ESP32-based WT32-ETH01 board with a custom HAT that shifts the 3.3V signals from the ESP32 to 5V signals expected by strings and strips of LEDs. It comes pre-installed with WLED software that supports both Ethernet and WiFi connectivity. This can be used to control colors and effects on LED lights via WLED and its companion Android and iOS apps. It also receives live E1.31 and DDP data for sequenced light shows from programs such as Vixen and xLights and Falcon Player — FPP — (no paid license needed). This board has 4 onboard outputs to control and power 4 separate light strings as well as 4 additional differential outputs to control LED pixels up to 300′ away connected to a differential receiver. The differential receiver can be any differential receiver that works in normal mode such as Falcon, Kulp, and Experience Lights. We also offer a differential receiver for purchase that will work with the Quad+ controller:
What makes it special?
This is an Ethernet pixel controller that runs WLED and supports high frame rate pixels shows. Unlike dig-uno and dig-quad boards, it has Ethernet built in without extra cost and can support high frame rates without lagging or staggering. It has 4 onboard outputs along with 4 differential outputs so you can control up to 8 separate strings of LED lights. The 4 differential output signal is sent via an Ethernet cable to another differential receiver up to 300 feet away. This is the only pixel controller we know of that runs WLED natively and has a differential output.
12V Power Source:
This board outputs both data and power to pixels. There is no need for a separate power distribution board unless needed for power injection. Each port accommodates up to 5 amps.
Led Pin Assignments:
– Led 1: Pin 2
– Led 2: Pin 4
– Led 3: Pin 12
– Led 4: Pin 14
– Led 5: Pin 15
– Led 6: Pin 17
– Led 7: Pin 5
– Led 8: Pin 33
Recommended maximum number of pixels per pin:
– 40 Frames Per Second: 400 pixels/port (has been tested to 600 pixels/pin)
– 20 Frames Per Second: 800 pixels/port
WLED is distributed under the MIT License
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